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Rich cultural fare to mark Srikrishnadevaraya fete

Special Correspondent

It will mark 500th anniversary of coronation of Srikrishnadevaraya



HYDERABAD: The celebrations to mark 500th anniversary of the coronation of Srikrishnadevaraya will commence in Hyderabad from Monday with various events depicting the cultural grandeur of his era.

Chariot

President Pratibha Patil will inaugurate the celebrations at Ravindra Bharathi by unveiling the statue of Srikrishnadevaraya and flagging off a specially decorated chariot to various places in the State where the celebrations would be held.

Giving details to media persons here on Saturday, Minister for Information & Public Relations J. Geeta Reddy said the chariot would go to Udayagiri, Chandragiri, Kondaveedu, Chinna Srikakulam in Krishna, Potnur in Visakhapatnam, Penugonda in Anantapur where the valedictory function would be held. Programmes would also be held in Kurnool and Kadapa districts.

Renowned poet Dr. C. Narayana Reddy penned a song especially for the celebrations and it would be rendered by well-known playback singer S.P. Balasubramanyam.

Sri Potti Sriramulu Telugu University is organising seminars on historical, cultural and literary richness of Srikrishnadevaraya period from Monday. They would be held from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by cultural programmes at Lalitha Kalathoranam.

Expo

A three-day exhibition of coins, inscriptions, artefacts and sculptures of the era would be on display at the State Archaeological gallery, Public Gardens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ASI display

The Archaeological Survey of India would put on display its valuable collection of paintings, inscriptions related to the bygone era.

An artists camp will be on for from July 5 to 7 at State Art Gallery, Kavuri Hills where artists would work on themes related to Srikrishnadevaraya period.

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